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What Is Internal Audit’s Role in Cyber Security?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Corporations today are thinking about how to protect assets. A few of the white collar crime problems include hacking/intrusions (cyber vulnerability), insider/outsider trading (convergence of cyber and financial crimes), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), spear fishing (email compromise) and economic espionage. They must consider the possibility of internal corruption or external corruption, and environmental factors such as culture and competition contributing to these crimes. As protection, organizations can use cyber security, pen testing and data loss prevention tactics.

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Tags: enterprise risk management, internal audit, internal controls, risk assessment, cybersecurity, IT controls

Data Analytics and the Audit Process

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Internal audit has started the journey toward enabling analytics in audit processes, but there’s a long road ahead. The key findings from Protiviti’s 2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey explain why. In a digital world, now is the time for internal audit functions to embrace analytics. This is the most significant takeaway from this 2017 survey, the results of which show that chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit professionals increasingly are leveraging analytics in the audit process, as well as for a host of continuous auditing and monitoring activities.

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Tags: internal audit, continuous auditing, data analytics

Are You an Effective Leader for Your Multi-Generational Team?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

We’re all aware of the differences in generations and their mentality in the workforce, but what are you doing to close the gap? As a leader, you may experience frustration toward younger direct reports due to a misaligned style of communication. How do you get the most out of your team while satisfying everyone’s needs? Ann Butera, popular KnowledgeLeader writer and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., just released her latest article about how to take advantage of today’s five-generation workforce by bringing out the best in each.

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Tags: training & development, performance management, Ann Butera, internal audit, webinars, business continuity management, change management, knowledge management

Audit Planning: Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge - Updated!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Note: This blog post has been updated with a link to a Q&A PDF with 17 additional audience questions from the webinar and Ann's responses. Download the pdf at the link at the bottom of the post.

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Tags: Ann Butera, internal audit, audit planning, webinars

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: What Happens When I Upgrade?

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 06:46 AM

What Happens When I upgrade?

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Tags: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader help, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series, Subscribe

Two New IT RCMs Available on KnowledgeLeader

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:19 AM

The KnowledgeLeader team recently added two risk and control matrices (RCMs) to its tool repository. These RCMs focus on IT-oriented risks and controls. 

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Tags: internal audit, IT audit, risk assessment, IT risk, RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: My Downloaded Document Won’t Open

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 09:16 AM

Occasionally I hear from people who have downloaded documents from the internet and then can’t open them. When this occurs on KnowledgeLeader, the first, easiest step is to download the document again and select “Save as” rather than “Save” or “Open” in the download dialogue box. This is the download dialogue box from Internet Explorer 11:

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Tags: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series

Three Sample Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaires

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

Internal audit performs a risk assessment to identify and prioritize key risks to best allocate the internal audit resources for the next year. This risk-based approach is focused on surveys/interviews of a cross-section of management personnel to solicit input from the potential customers of an internal audit function. The output from the surveys and interviews can be used to develop an audit plan that creates broad coverage through a blend of internal audits, control self-assessment and targeted external audit coverage.

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Tags: internal audit, risk assessment, KnowledgeLeader tools, Questionnaires

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: Starting an Internal Audit Function

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 07:53 AM

Occasionally we get asked if we have any information about starting a new internal audit department or information for starting auditors. I’m happy to say we have this information in a handy booklet along with a lot of other great information.

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Tags: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series

Starting Your Company’s Internal Audit Function

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

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Tags: internal audit, KL updates, KL help

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